Savvas Introduces SIOP® Professional Learning to K-12 Educators in the Middle East

Research-based instructional framework advances the teaching of both academic content and language skills, supporting the diverse learning needs of English learners

Savvas Introduces SIOP® Professional Learning to K-12 Educators in the Middle East

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — December 19, 2023 — Savvas Learning Company, a global leader in next-generation K-12 learning solutions, announced today that educators in the Middle East will for the first time be able to benefit from SIOP® Professional Learning, a research-based instructional framework for teaching both English language skills and academic content.

SIOP® Professional Learning is based on the SIOP® Model that is highly valued by teachers for integrating language learning into everyday instruction while also making grade-level content accessible to all students. Through its SIOP® training partner in the Middle East, SAMA Knowledge Training Institute, Savvas is now offering Middle East educators who work with English learners (ELs) the Savvas SIOP® Training for Teachers Workshop. This in-depth, in-person training provides the professional development necessary to effectively implement the SIOP® Model in schools and classrooms.

The introduction of SIOP® to the Middle East comes at a time when several countries in that region have set specific goals to ensure that their students develop English language proficiency in order to successfully compete in the global economy.

“Educators around the world are looking for a proven, time-tested method to provide the instructional resources to plan and deliver lessons that accelerate English language development and help students meet today’s rigorous content standards,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. “The Savvas SIOP® Model is the solution. In an age of high accountability, it offers the only empirically-validated approach to teaching that helps prepare all students — especially English learners — to become college- and career-ready.”

In developing the SIOP® Model, its founding authors, Jana Echevarría, Ph.D., MaryEllen Vogt, Ed.D., and Deborah J. Short, Ph.D. — the world’s preeminent experts on sheltered instruction for English learners — utilize the most up-to-date research and best practices surrounding language acquisition to move all learners toward academic excellence.

Savvas Learning Company’s award-winning core curriculum, state-of-the-art assessment tools, and innovative supplemental resources are available through its exclusive Middle East distributor, Perfect Purity.

SIOP® is a registered trademark of Savvas Learning Company, which is proud to be the sole organization partnering with SIOP® authors to offer educators SIOP® Professional Learning.


At Savvas, we believe learning should inspire. By combining new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting, we design engaging, next-generation K-12 learning solutions that give all students the best opportunity to succeed. Our award-winning, high-quality instructional materials span every grade level and discipline, from evidence-based, standards-aligned core curricula to supplemental and intervention programs to state-of-the art assessment tools — all designed to meet the needs of every learner. Savvas products are used by millions of students and educators in more than 90 percent of the 13,000+ public school districts across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as globally in more than 125 countries. To learn more, visit Savvas Learning Company. Savvas Learning Company’s products are also available for sale in Canada through its subsidiary, Rubicon. To view the complete list of internationally available Savvas titles, please visit Savvas International.

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